Cutaneous Histoplasmosis in a Renal Transplant Patient Presenting With Hand and Forearm Necrotizing Myofasciitis

Steven D. Kozusko, Charles A. Riccio, Garrett M. Minor, Petros Konofaos

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Abstract

Histoplasmosis rarely manifests as a primary infection of the extremities, but when it does, the damage inflicted can be severe. We present a case report of cutaneous histoplasmosis of the upper extremity due to direct inoculation in a renal transplant patient, presenting as myofasciitis. The patient initially had a salvaged upper extremity that was functional, but a persistent infection recurred with aggressive myofasciitis requiring a subsequent amputation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260.e1-260.e5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Forearm
  • Histoplasmosis capsulatum
  • hand
  • histoplasmosis
  • upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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